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What kind of education can be imparted by a person who cannot even watch his own behavior?

Posted by Rewa Smriti on August 3, 2017

It’s been 6 years now, we have lost Iqbal sir and since then JNVK has changed so much. Over time, his loss became more acute for JNV Katihar. Within few year, result went down. Forget result, Navodaya is more than this! Not only result, if truth be told, the whole school environment and morality is deteriorating day by day which is unfavorable for a residential school culture.

Few months back when I heard some indigestible news about unethical actions from few of my juniors that disturbed me a lot and I couldn’t stop myself to visit the place, where I have spent golden days of my life.

It is highly unethical and immoral! Any principal or higher authority of any school, be it new or old for the campus, having the administrative powers of entire school, should be more responsible towards his/her action. They must have ethics and moral values by virtue. Nevertheless, nowadays, the people who are newly posted in school to lead the administration are lacking the moral value and character. It is sad that,they are not aware of residential school culture and its values.

Most administrators spend a most of their time dealing with school discipline and behavior. It seems few spiritless people have joined educational institution and have their own axe to grind as they don’t have any other options. Such people will never be able to impart a quality education to students when they themselves don’t know what they are doing. When you don’t have a moral value to play in front of children/students, you don’t deserve such a dignified place for your unethical activity.  We respect and value our teachers and it’s not honor that one can “demand” for, but something that has to be “earned”!!!

What kind of education can be imparted by such a person who cannot even watch his own behavior???? Misuse of powers at such a position should be acted upon very strictly by higher authorities. But I don’t know why they are unable to act accordingly.

Schools are the ideal places to inculcate values in our children, including how to build ‘CHARACTER’ and make good choices down the road. There are some people who may have some goodness in them, they have a certain code of morals and values that they live by, and this keeps them “grounded”.

I strongly feel that the culture of a school determines the frequency of successful students. Any School would always be interested in three kinds of outcomes: “Skills” to be able to do something, “knowledge” to be able to differentiate between right and wrong, and “Character” to develop good habits and virtue.  Most importantly, it’s about promoting ethics, values, and behavior in building a positive and productive person.  It’s everything we do that influences the kind of human beings we become.

This is ironical that some pathetic people are there to build character of the students.

I always believed and followed “Don’t respect person or position, Respect BEHAVIOUR!” I will forgive anything you do in your life, because it doesn’t matter to me. However, if any of your action leaves negative impact on the campus, we the alumni of Navodaya will be shameful for such people/administration/higher authority. We always make sure that they hear our say and will do whatever we can to make things right.”

We have decided not to hide anything so that other people get benefit of it and raise their voice against immoral acts.

Hami Navoday Hon…

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तुम निर्बाध हो, प्रवाह हो

Posted by Rewa Smriti on July 18, 2017

I am posting one of the most beautiful poem I’ve ever read. This is written by one of my very good friend, a navodayan Anurag Ranjan. He is one of my favorite poet of this era. I enjoy reading his each and every poem. His Poetrylike music, draws a picture of things or emotions to which we can relate and we can feel that again through poetry.

दिल और दिमाग के पेच में उलझी हुई
नहीं नहीं ये तो तुम हो ही नहीं सकती
तुम निर्बाध हो, प्रवाह हो
और उससे भी बड़ी बात
कि तुम मेरी लेखनी की
पहली नायिका हो
सच में!
मैं आज भी वहीं हूं
और वहीं रहना भी चाहता हूं
जहां तुम में मेरी मां दिखी थी
वह लगाव आज भी जस का तस है
सभी रिश्ते-नातों के बीच
मैं जानता हूं सबकुछ,
शायद तुम को तुमसे ज्यादा
तुम छुपा भी नहीं सकती मुझसे
तुम तो आदर्श हो, प्रेरणा हो
सोच हो, साधना हो
और इसी कसौटी पर ही
नायिका सूत्रधार बनी रहेगी
मेरी हर रचना में
अपनी लेखनी से
तुम्हें अमर करने की चाह
बस यूं ही
जो शाब्दीक भी नहीं, भाषीक भी नहीं!

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Your small contribution can save life of Narasimha!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on May 19, 2017

Dear All

As you all know, our brother Narsimha, a fellow navodayan from JNV Medak (1991-98), met with tragic accident two years ago which resulted in amputation of his leg and an infection in kidneys, lungs and spinal cord. He is from poor, agriculture dependent family and is father of three kids. His brother died recently in another unfortunate incident who was the sole earner and financial supporter of his family.

Inherently, we know we are navodayans and we have been designed to live for something greater than ourselves. Our greatest successes in life are often found in helping others. Narasimha needs our help in order to get better treatment and continue supporting his family. It will be a shame to see a navodayan lose his life due to lack of money. So, please come forward and join hands together to help him survive in whatever way you can and your support will give hope to him and his family. We truly appreciate your help and efforts in helping Narasimha!


Someone has rightly said that “Nobody can do everything, but everyone can do something”. It is in fact the collective effort of everyone to make small contributions with a lot of heart. Little efforts count, and you don’t have to be concerned about making small contribution as everyone’ small contribution will collectively be a big one. And it is the effort that counts!!!

Some donations have come to the account of Rajkishor and Narasimha while some of have donated through other channels including Milaap. Additionally, the details of contribution made till now are given below:

We request all our JNV Alumni, family and friends to help raise the minimum required amount of Rupees 500,000 to meet his treatment costs.  At the same time, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been supporting this cause.

You may donate online or through our many other ways like through Paytm # 9619500732. We have made it easy to help in ways that work for you.

For contribution, the account details are:

Name: Rajkishor Rajak

SBI A/c: 10426086232
SBI Branch Code: 11672
SBI Branch Name: Link Road, Mulund Branch, Mumbai

Email id: raajkishor@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9619500732

You may directly transfer to JNV Wargal Alumni A/C as well:

AC NO: 50100197873490
RTGS/NEFT IFSC Code: HDFC0000021 or HDFC0004684

Note: Please email/call/sms once any amount is transferred, if possible. We will publish details of all such transactions as we have been doing so far.

For clarifications and any other details, Please call on: Ramesh # 7032903999.

At last, nevertheless, I would like to thank all our coordinators for their great coordination and support. Keep it up!


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Please help Suresh defeat cancer!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on December 19, 2016

Dear Friends,

Our brother is in real need today for his treatment. And he depends on us at this moment of his life. I will request you earnestly to donate for this cause. Whatever be the amount donated by you, it counts for him. We all know: It takes drop by drop to fill a pitcher. So, do not hesitate over the amount contributed. Be it big or small, it will go with your feelings for your brother and help him recover.

Our brothers and sisters at Delhi can also donate blood to him. His blood group is A+. Those who are in NCR/Delhi and willing to donate blood to Suresh, kindly contact us. We will be grateful to them.

We are approaching our JNV Alumni groups, family and friends to help raise the minimum required amount of Rupees 9,50,000. At the same time, we would like to extend our heartfelt thanks to all of you who have been supporting this cause : Please help suresh to fight cancer.

Some donations have come to the account of Rajkishor while some of have donated through other channels including Milap. The details of contribution made to Raj’s account and summary of donation are given below:



For contribution, the account details are:

Name: Rajkishor Rajak

SBI A/c: 10426086232
SBI Branch Code: 11672
SBI Branch Name: Link Road, Mulund Branch, Mumbai

Email id: raajkishor@gmail.com
Mobile Number: 9619500732

Note: Please email/call/sms once any amount is transferred, if possible. We will publish details of all such transactions as we have been doing so far.

We are also accepting cheque that is to be issued in favour of Director, AIIMS, New Delhi and please contact Manish Kumar (mobile no 9582218868) to handover cheques.


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Help Suresh fight cancer!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on June 28, 2016

Dear All,

On behalf of Shahnawaz and Satyajeet, I am sharing this here. Please “Don’t take” this as another forwarded message or wasted propaganda… Help if you can… Please donate for him…students may also help him by donating some amounts of their pocket money.

My name is Mohammed Shahnawaz, a childhood friend of Suresh. I, on behalf of him and our JNV school alumni group, have created this campaign . This month he has been diagnosed with blood cancer (Acute Myeloid Leukemia). Acute Myeloid Leukemia (AML) is a deadly type of blood cancer and without regular treatment one cannot survive.

Suresh is a migrant from Bihar’s one of the flood-ravaged backward region and a small time employee in a private firm at Ludhiana. He is a father of sweety (6 year old daughter) and Satyam (4 year old son). The total household income is Rupees 15000 per month and with this money his family can not bear the costly treatment of regular chemotherapy. His school (Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalya) alumni group have mobilized the initial costs and resources. He has been admitted to SPS Apolo in Ludhiana for initial chemo. Though he has been shifted to more affordable AIIMS,New Delhi couple of days back but his family is struggling hard to get a bed at the hospital. Doctor is anticipating initial treatment cost of rupees 7,00,000 and in this kind of cases this may go up to Rupees 20,00,000. His family and school alumni group has been trying hard to arrange for the funds. The only option left for him now is to ask for your help.

Your support and Contribution will help him to fight this deadly diseases and return happiness on faces Sweety and Satyam.

Help Suresh fight cancer!
We will keep you updated with the progress. We are sharing a link: A message from Suresh to his school friends!
We desperately want all to donate to save Suresh’s life. Even the donation equivalent to a packet of cigarette matters. We are sharing the link: Help Suresh to fight Cancer…Thanks and Regards,
Shahnawaz and Satyajeet

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Come on, join hands…!!!

Posted by Rewa Smriti on April 26, 2013

Dear Navodayans,

Request you all please register yourself on http://www.jnvalumni.com/register.php to connect to JNVAlumni network all over India. This will not only give you a chance to serve the society but also an assurance that you will never be alone. Connecting to probably the biggest alumni network in India has its benefits, and with all that Navodaya has given us, this is the least we can do!


As ever, we are going to organize some activities in different regions soon. We would love to have your participation on all fronts. We need your expertise to make the activities successful. Listening to your ideas and plans bubbling with energy is our pleasure. And working with you reminds us of our grand old days!

You probably know that great things are shaped by simple and small things. So think and act upon, as someone has rightly said “a small good deed is better than the grandest good intention”. So the time has come to come together and strengthen each other. We believe there are countless ways to serve the society and there are lots of ways you can get involved in…So let’s all explore the countless ways, by countless people, in countless societies. Let’s join hands together to serve the society…!!

That for me summed up the whole motivational movement in a nutshell. Doing something, no matter how insignificant or how small it is, is the first step to gaining success in anything, rather than merely thinking, pondering or intending to do it! Somebody once said: –

“You can get anything you want if you just help other people to get what they want!”

I just shared my thoughts with my loving sister Shweta. When thoughts get into rhythm, nature gifts us with matching voices. Shweta further beautified this message with words and gave it a shape of a poem which is quoted below:

Come on, join hands as it is
Time to rewind the grand old days,
With new energy and enthusiasm
And refreshing charming new ways

We want to listen to
Your plans and ideas bubbling
And you can always tell us about
Something good or even troubling

Great things are shaped by
Steps simple and small
And to make a great deal occur,
We need participation of you all

Together we would bring on
Fun, activities and serious talk
We promise to hold your hand
And be with you In life’s every walk

And we are sure you would do the same
After all we strengthen each other
So let’s join hands and put in efforts
To move the association further

Together we can serve the society
In whatever way we deem fit
Linking the small steps together
And walk hand in hand without conflict

We should stand up and act now
As gone past the time to think
And we have the ability and will
To create magic in a blink

~Shweta Sharma~

JNV Jojawar,
Pali, Rajasthan

Note: Below is the registration process explained by Shweta:

  1. Go to ……..(the link) and navigate to “Register” page.
  2. On “Register” page, submit your details.
  3. You will get an email stating that you need to reply to that email in order to get your ID and Password.
  4. Reply to the above mentioned email. Simply state that you have registered on the site and now requesting your ID and Password.
  5. Probably within 24 hours you will receive your ID and Password. Sometimes it might take a little longer but this would be done as early as possible. We want you to appreciate that this verification process is in place for our benefit.
  6. Now you can login and start exploring.
  7. Happy journey

Buck up Navodayans…!!! Let’s have the grit to make it work…!!

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